Weekly Feature

2017-08-10 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 10

Teddy Bear Picnic — Families can enjoy crafts, games, stories and carrousel rides with their best stuffed friends, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

Wetland Band at Great Baehre Swamp — Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp, for children ages 3-12, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Great Baehre Swamp, 1005 Hopkins Road, Amherst; registration required. 683-5959

. Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375

. M&T Free Farmstead Thursdays — Visitors will have access to family-friendly educational programming, demonstrations by costumed historic interpreters, guided tours of the historic village and farmstead, and 20,000 square feet of curated exhibit space, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst; Free. 689-1440, www.bnhv.org

After-School Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different fun hour-long outdoor activity each week, for children in grades K through 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Rainforest Week — Part of the Nature Explores Art & Science

Camp, for campers who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade, campers will discover how plants and animals live in the rainforest while exploring tropical greenhouses, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Friday, Aug. 11, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. Campers required to bring a lunch. 827-1584,

www.buffalogardens.com

Zootopia — As part of Flicks on Old Falls, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Free. FallsStreet.com

fri. 11

Peter’s Dragon — Will be presented as part of an outdoor summer movies series, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Amherst. 689-1418

sat. 12

Stroller Strut — Bring a stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of nature with your young child, for ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Touch-A-Truck Family Event — Firetrucks and cop cars and buses, oh, my! The event allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on Old Falls Street, the middle block of Old Falls Street, USA, downtown Niagara Falls. Guests are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food items and new toiletries for the annual “Stuff-a-Bus” drive. www.FallsStreet.com

sun. 13

Summer Blast — Enjoy an afternoon of family fun at this event presented by the Amherst Youth & Recreation, and featuring boat races in the pool, tennis skills and games, family swim games, synchronized swimming demo, inflatable activities, crafts, face painting, sno cones and a visit with the Amherst Police Department, Getzville Fire Company and

more, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Williamsville; Free. 631-7132

mon. 14

Bee Movie — Part of the Free Family Movie Night series, at dusk Monday, Aug. 14, on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo.

tues. 15

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Ukulele for Kids — Kids ages 7-12 can learn to play the ukulele, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Ukuleles are provided and no experience is necessary to join; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

wed. 16

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375

Free Admission Wednesday — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

thurs. 17

The Lego Batman Movie — As part of Flicks on Old Falls, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Free. FallsStreet.com

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